WHAT IS PINK?
Triathlon Pink is a unique women’s-only triathlon series currently held in major cities and regional centers across Australia, which has raised over AUD$1million for breast cancer research. Triathlon Pink is now in the United Kingdom with 5 races staged in London in Season One.
The goal of Triathlon Pink is to encourage women of all fitness abilities and backgrounds to participate in a swim, bike and run event, while providing the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Triathlon Pink is inclusive, challenging, non-competitive, open to women of all ages and abilities, and most of all good fun! The races are held in swimming pools and on closed park roads. They are safe and provide full support to the participants taking on this life-enhancing journey.
The distances for the events are not daunting and are aimed at women who train for fitness rather than competition. Women who walk, jog, swim or attend the gym semi regularly can finish one of these events.
Triathlon Pink events are held in a controlled and contained environment that provides a safe and fun event for participants. Events are traditionally conducted in and around recreational centers or parklands that include a 50m swimming pool, large open areas (such as a car park or field) and where possible, closed roads for the bike leg.
Triathlon Pink events are conducted in ‘waves’ with participants starting at periodical intervals, as opposed to mass group starts. Historically, participants have completed the various course lengths in anywhere from 15 to 70 minutes, with all finishers receiving a medal.
The distances of Triathlon Pink UK are:
Short Course: 100m swim, 3km cycle, 1km run
Medium Course: 200m swim, 6km cycle, 2km run
Long Course: 300m swim, 9km cycle, 3km run
The distances are designed to allow participants the opportunity to slowly progress to the Long Course distance and provide a challenge over the series.